A concert in homage to Éric Daubresse
June 15,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle



Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 14 €
ManiFeste & Young Cards : 10 €

“Because it was him, because it was me.” The musical adventure of Emmanuel Nunes at IRCAM is inherently connected to the presence of Éric Daubresse: his conception of space, of timbre, and of electronics was nourished by this propinquity, extraordinary in its longevity.

The masterpiece Nachtmusik resides in the low registers of an unusual quintet; from a rare and frugal  sound—the matrix only uses 8 notes—the work’s dramatic and hieratic intensity erupts, reinforced by the electronics’ ring modulation. A similar rigor characterizes the world of Pierluigi Billone, attentive to the “stranger who watches us”. His listening applies to the intelligence of the hand, that of the performer and of his own; he tests the instrument he wants to probe. Eric Maestri, inspired here by Marguerite Duras, watches the outside space: the sensation of the wind and expanding elements, a long-desired coincidence between the moments of living and moments of writing.

Matteo Cesari flute
L’Instant Donné
Éric Daubresse, Serge Lemouton, Benoit Meudic IRCAM computer music design

PIERLUIGI BILLONE STAGLIO II E, commissioned by Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant, Premiere 2019
ERIC MAESTRI COMME LE VENT, C’EST NU, C’EST DE L’ENCRE, ssistance for the writing of an original musical work from the French Ministry of Culture, Premiere 2019

An IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, L’Instant Donné coproduction.
  • Éric Daubresse et Emmanuel Nunes  © Jean Radel
    Éric Daubresse et Emmanuel Nunes © Jean Radel
  • L'Instant Donné  © Christophe Beauregard, 2015
    L'Instant Donné © Christophe Beauregard, 2015
  • Matteo Cesari  © Jean Radel
    Matteo Cesari © Jean Radel

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